The religious rights bill heads back to the Senate without wording authorizing Attorney General Dan Paxton to sue San Antonio on behalf of Chick-Fill-A.
Trans people are prosecuted in every corner of the world, with laws designed to preserve public order used in at least 26 countries, two of them in Eastern Europe, according to the Human Dignity Trust, a global LGBT+ rights advocacy group.
Republican lawmakers at the Iowa Capitol have passed legislation that would prohibit using public insurance dollars, including Medicaid, to pay for transgender surgery.
The Republican-controlled House voted for the proposal Saturday afternoon, one day after the GOP-majority Senate advanced it. No Democrat voted for the plan, which now requires approval from Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds to become law. The restrictions would go into effect immediately if enacted.
The provision was added to a health budget bill as the legislative session drew to a close. It would prohibit any state or local government unit or tax-supported district from providing sex reassignment surgery. It applies to any other cosmetic reconstructive or plastic surgery procedure related to “transsexualism, hermaphroditism, gender identity disorder, or body dysmorphic disorder.”
A regulation being prepared by the administration would weaken protections against anti-trans discrimination in health care.
Transgender people have faced the brunt of attacks on the LGBTQ community as advocates fight to protect their lives and rights.
Evidence shows women are often deemed “overly dramatic” and dismissed by medical professionals, which has deadly consequences.
My country tis of thee…sweet land of liberty….for everyone but me…